North Shore Times : November 18th 2010
4 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 NEWS Wallets were up to $109 Now all $39 - $49 SRP $215 Now $89 SRP $275 Now $45 SRP $219 Now $89 SRP $189 Now $79 SRP $255 Now $129 SRP $255 Now $89 GUESS Handbags were up to $389 Now all $59, $89, $109, $129 Save up to $260 All Now $89 or less with bonus free $49.95 keychain Save up to $230 50-80% OFF DESIGNER BAGS 2 weeks only William Pickering Drive, Albany Takapuna plans excite Brown By SARAH CODDINGTON Takapuna tour: Auckland mayor Len Brown gets out and about in Takapuna. Photo: BEN WATSON The new Auckland mayor made his first official visit to the North Shore to discuss developments in Taka- puna. Len Brown saw potential sites for a Takapuna wharf development, the Shore Exhibition Centre, National Ocean Water Sports Centre and The Merge. He says there are some exciting developments and the visit ensures the Auckland Council can consider the ideas during development of the region s spatial plan. I m delighted to be on the Shore, Mr Brown says. He discussed plans with Taka- puna Beach Business Association members, Devonport-Takapuna Local Council chairman Chris Darby and councillor George Wood. It is about working together as a community to ensure Takapuna can be enjoyed as a place to live and a tourist destination, Mr Brown says. Business association general manager Peter White stressed the developments will ensure Takapuna stays a sub-regional centre of Auck- land. In the next 30 years Takapuna is expected to have 15,000 residents -- at the moment it has 4000 residents. Most residents do leisure activities outside of Takapuna and this needs to change to sustain the area, he says. A National Ocean Water Sports Centre is expected to be built by the Rugby World Cup, Mr White says. The $8 million facility will not only be the new home of the Yacht- ing New Zealand offices and high- performance sailing, it will be a hub for other water sports, including triathlon and ocean kayaking. It will sit next to the Takapuna Boating Club. Next to it Hurstmere Green will be redeveloped. In the next five years a boardwalk is planned to be built near the Takapuna Beach boat ramp. Ferries with a capacity of up to 80 may also pick up passengers from Takapuna. Other plans to house new residents and workers include The Merge development. It was granted resource consent by North Shore City Council last month.
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